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ALIENS, featuring a post-film discussion with Cheryl Dunye (The Bechdel Test Movie Night)
The New Parkway Theater
Oakland, CA
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ALIENS, featuring a post-film discussion with Cheryl Dunye (The Bechdel Test Movie Night)
Fifty seven years after Ellen Ripley survived her disastrous ordeal, her escape vessel is recovered after drifting across the galaxy as she slept in cryogenic stasis. Back on earth, nobody believed her story about the "Aliens" on the planet LV-426. After the "Company" orders the colony on LV-426 to investigate, however, all communication with the colony is lost. The Company enlists Ripley to aid a team of tough, rugged space marines on a rescue mission to the now partially terraformed planet to find out if there are aliens or survivors. As the mission unfolds, Ripley will be forced to come to grips with her worst nightmare, but even as she does, she finds that the worst is yet to come.

This film series includes films that pass the Bechdel test. The Bechdel test asks if a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. The requirement that the two women must be named is sometimes added. Only about half of all films meet these requirements. The test is used as an indicator for the active presence of women in films and other fiction, and to call attention to gender inequality in fiction due to sexism.

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THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Enjoy delicious food and local beer and wine on tap delivered right to your theater seat, all at affordable prices!

The New Parkway has something for everyone: from Doc Night to Baby Brigade to the throwback hits of Parkway Classics and Cult Night. And don't forget to check out our free, non-film events like Open Mic (1st & 3rd Mondays), Bingo and Beer Tuesdays, Drink & Draw Wednesdays, and Team Trivia Thursdays.

The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.

REFUND POLICY: You may get a refund for any advance tickets purchased up to 4 hours before the scheduled start of the movie/event.  All refunds are handled through Brown Paper Tickets, either via telephone or by sending an email to support@brownpapertickets.com and, when you do, please CC info@thenewparkway.com.  The New Parkway cannot directly refund any money for purchases made through Brown Paper Tickets.

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The New Parkway Theater (View)
474 24th St
Oakland, CA 94612
United States

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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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